Football

Covid-19: FUFA bans fans in stadiums amidst surging cases of coronavirus

FUFA has issued Circular communication directing all clubs not to admit fans to the stadiums until further notice citing the surge in the number of positive coronavirus cases and deaths in the country.

In a statement signed by Decolas Kiiza and circulated to all stakeholders, the decision was reached basing on the current statistics from the Ministry of Health.

“As you are all aware according to statistics from the Ministry of Health there is an upsurge in the number of COVID-19 cases as well as deaths in Uganda…,” the statement read in parts.

FUFA had earlier allowed up to 200 fans to watches FUFA organised and FUFA authorized competitions with strong adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). This is no longer tenable in the current situation.

Fufa said in a statement

“Therefore, in order to ensure the Health and Safety of players, Technical staff and all stakeholders, all matches shall be played without spectators or fans until further notice.”

The statement furhter adds;- “As we wind up the 1st Division, 2nd Division and the Uganda Cup there shall be no fans in the stadiums. Teams are further strongly encouraged to limit all other authorized personnel to the bear minimum. SOPs must be strictly observed and COVID-19 vaccination enhanced by football officials and players throughout the country.”

Last season, the Uganda Cup was cancelled while the league was halted with five games to play and Vipers SC were declared league champions.


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